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New freight-finding Android app from ATS

A new freight matching app for owner-operators and other carriers comes by way of Anderson Trucking Service's brokerage wing, ATS Logistics. It didn't arrive in time for my cover story in the November edition of Truckers News, a survey of on-highway apps making life easier for drivers on the road today, so I'm sharing here. Similar to many of the other freight-finding apps detailed in the online supplement to the cover story, available here -- from ...

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Payday

Carriers chase after a diminished pool of owner-operator candidates with higher pay, bonuses and more compensation options.

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How to: Install Trailer Fairings

If you own a dry van or reefer, adding trailer fairings should improve your fuel economy and highway performance. Installing a kit requires only basic tools, a helper at times and most of a day.

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California reefer deadline is Dec. 31

California is warning truckers with 2002 model Transport Refrigeration Units and older that they must comply with emissions control technology before Jan. 1. Truckers who have not already complied should place emissions control technology orders soon. Stock may be depleted for last-minute orders and then delivery could take up to three months.  CARB will begin enforcement after Dec. 31 and non-compliant TRUs could be penalized up to $500 per violation. There will be no grace periods for ...

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Managing acres of reefer freight

What company supplies food to a third of all U.S. restaurants, cafeterias, and sports stadiums? If you pull a reefer, chances are you well know that it’s Houston-based Sysco, which each year ships 21.5 million tons of produce, meats and other food-related products. Fortune magazine has an detailed look at the “complex web of software, databases, scanning systems, and robotics” that enables one of the company’s distribution centers to turn over 11,000 items every 17 days. There’s ...

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